Heading into the summer UNC was an afterthought for Reavis, a 6-foot, 190-pounder from Chester (Va.) Dale. However, when the Tar Heels coaching staff offered him a scholarship in mid-July, he decided to give the school a look.
"I have a lot of friends who are fans there," Reavis said. "So they said just try it out and see how I like it.
"I ended up liking it."
A week after receiving the offer, Reavis visited UNC for the Tar Heels 7-on-7 Camp.
"All the players seemed real cool, real down-to-earth, and just want to make you a better football player," Reavis said. "Everything is pretty new up there. The stadium has been renovated. And I just like Coach [Larry] Fedora – he's a cool coach."
Since that visit, Reavis added UNC to his list of schools that he monitors and contacts. UNC reciprocated the contact starting on Sept. 1 (the first day juniors could receive letters and such from colleges).
"I talk to Coach [Walt] Bell all the time," Reavis said. "I get mail everyday from them, but I talk to [Bell] once a week, maybe. He just tells me to keep making plays so that when I come to North Carolina I can do the same thing."
Reavis made plays in Dale's season opening loss to Chesterfield (Va.) Bird – five tackles and one pass breakup.
Besides UNC, Reavis plans on attending games at Cincinnati, Maryland, UCLA, and would like to make it to the Ohio State-Michigan game in Columbus on Nov. 24. A week ago, he attended the ACC Coastal Division bout between Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. He has also visited Virginia this past summer.
Six schools have offered Reavis a scholarship – Boston College, Maryland, NC State, UNC, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
Earlier in the process, Reavis claimed Virginia Tech as his leader. However, not wanting to prevent any future schools from offering, Reavis now says he's wide open.